Are you sick of throwing away rotten fruits and veggies that were left forgotten in the back of your fridge?
Good news: It doesn’t have to be this way! And the best part is, you don’t even need your fridge.
The Denise is a set of three sections which allows fruits and vegetables to be stored longer without the need of technology or electricity. It is made entirely out of renewable and locally sourced materials.
If we take into account the complete life cycle of food, from the producer to our homes, food waste amounts to about a third of food produced worldwide. (FAO, 2011)
Here’s How It Works
The first section uses sand to naturally preserve the moisture of root vegetables. The tray allows them to be stored vertically, in their original position. This conservation principle is inspired from cellars which our ancestors used to keep vegetables throughout winter.
This section is designed for: Root vegetables such as shallots, celery, beetroots, carrots, leeks etc.
Some fruits and vegetables need to be hydrated daily while others do not tolerate low fridge temperatures. The Denise II is a ceramic bowl fitted with wooden slats that allows for the watering of fruits and vegetables. The collected water brings them the freshness and hydration they need. The bowl can be fixed on a wall, put on the dining room table, or simply left on the kitchen counter.
This section is designed for: Tomatoes, cucumbers, gherkins, squashes, melons, zucchinis, peppers, apricots, lemons, oranges, kiwis, exotic fruits, peaches, pears, aubergines.
The first compartment of this section is used for potatoes. Right above it is for apples. There is an air exchange between the two, as they have mutual conservation properties. The second compartment is to store garlic, onions, and French shallots.
This section is designed for: Apples, potatoes, sweet potatoes, garlic, onions, french shallots.
La Denise brings a simple and stylish solution to food waste in homes. By always having your fruits and veggies in sight, you are much less likely to forget about them and let them spoil in your fridge!
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